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or for the u.s. s are? or is? >> well, i think first of all, a stable international environment. for them to reach economic goals. you can't think about that ithout thinking about u.s.-china relations. and i think that's probably the main thing. particularly this new leading team. over and emphasizing over that we should build a new of relationship between powers. >> major powers. >> yeah. e should show the world that the emergence of a new major power doesn't necessarily mean chaos and war and so on. i think they're very interested in this, in trying to build it. politicians erican that go over there usually get a eally great welcome, even the ones that aren't so friendly. >> so, as i mentioned, i spent ast week in beijing with a number of senior security officials, including wearing the pla. uniforms of the it was really interesting. one of the themes that came of ugh was the theme strategicic mistrust. and the argument that was given as for example in iraq and afghanistan, a large number of american troops have been killed friendly ly by uk fire. nobody except real anglo folks purpose,
route, questions about safety and design of the site and its impact on the surrounding environment and populations have never, never been saturday torle addressed. t, while cutting the vital competitiveness, stripping investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy development, this legislation mandates that millions be squandered in an effort to restart a boondoggle that has been doomed from the start. now why are we throwing good money after bad ideas? we should not be turning back the clock. we should be moving forward. i would say to my colleagues, please support this amendment. it will eliminate economic waste and allow congress to have a proper discussion about how to dispose of the nation's nuclear waste. i yield back. the chair: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> to strike the last word. bart bart i want to rise in support of chairman frelinghuysen's opposition to the heck amendment. we've heard quite a bit of rhetoric on the floor the last 10 minutes about yucca mountain and i understand my colleagues rom colleagues f
of history. from early days, surge days, to drawdown days, to the current environment where we are actually watching from the completion of projects that were begun long ago, but also watching the strategic effects of u.s. engagement and disengagement. a very special position to be able to look at these things because the watchdog that ensures that u.s. tax dollars that are spent inside iraq are spent well and wisely. but it's also a wonderful for evaluating our changing mission and changing program in iraq precisely because as a public watchdog, as someone who looks at military projects from a civilian perspective, we -- he has the opportunity to talk about very many different problems, challenges and lessons learned that he's been able to work on over the past nine years. he's also the author, along with his team of learning from iraq, a book that i commend to you for reading, and for learning. and so with that introduction, please help me welcome stuart bowen. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, kim. thanks to the institute and to all of you for being here this morning. it's a privilege
away from the conversation is a different media environment than today. guest: very true. were threeys, there television networks. they controlled 95% of the audience we did not have cable tv. we did not have the internet. it worked both ways. richard nixon was one of the last american presidents who could use the bully pulpit in ways that moved in numbers. the white house could calle threonine in new york city at 1:00 and be assured of having -- 3 man in new york city at 1:00 in the morning and be assured of having primetime that night. verax of wrightwood offer was called instant analysis. today the president wants to make a speech. he may not be on three networks. and does not particularly a matter. he will be on cable. cable is defined by their own ideological color races. forget. seeral ride -- eric vereid. before he is halfway through his speech, millions are twittering their analysis. it is a different environment. it was the mistress of the chief job of the president is to persuade people. it is a lot harder to persuade people today than it was in richard nixon's time. nixons o
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